By: Anna-Katharina Woebse Ever since the invention of photography in the late nineteenth century, animals, plants, picturesque sites, sublime landscapes, and human interactions with the environment, have provided motifs that have captured many modifications of human-nature relations. Photography has fundamentally affected the way readers… Continue Reading “Picturing Complexity: Environmental Photojournalism in the Twentieth Century”
Nancy Jacobs, Professor of History at Brown University, Rhode Island (USA), provides a rich and personal account of practicing interdisciplinary research. On a field trip to uncover knowledge and beliefs about the African grey parrot in Cameroon, Nancy worked together with her brother (an experienced birder) and her field assistant (an ornithologist), gaining deep insights not only into science and culture, but particularly the behavior of birds and birdwatchers.
27–29 April 2017, Munich, Germany A report on the workshop sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Rachel Carson Center, and the Deutsches Museum (Germany), convened by Heather Chappells (University of British Columbia), Vanessa Taylor (University of Greenwich), Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck College), Helmuth… Continue Reading “Transitions in Energy Landscapes and Everyday Life in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries”
Art bicycle by Netherlands-based artist Victor Sonna on display at the Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands exhibition at the Deutsches Museum. Sonna produces these disordered but functional bicycles from objects that would otherwise be destroyed, highlighting how the society of the anthropocene “will be… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week: Eliza Encheva and Stephanie Hood”